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HB 151: "An Act relating to magistrate jurisdiction in presumptive death proceedings."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 151                                                                                                      
01 "An Act relating to magistrate jurisdiction in presumptive death proceedings."                                          
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
03    * Section 1.  AS 22.15.120(a) is amended to read:                                                                    
04  (a)  A magistrate shall preside only in cases and proceedings under                                                   
05 AS 22.15.040, 22.15.100, and 22.15.110, and as follows:                                                                 
06   (1)  for the recovery of money or damages only when the amount                                                       
07 claimed, exclusive of costs, interest, and attorney fees, does not exceed $5,000;                                       
08   (2)  for the recovery of specific personal property when the value of the                                            
09 property claimed and the damages for the detention do not exceed $5,000;                                                
10   (3)  for the recovery of a penalty or forfeiture, whether given by statute                                           
11 or arising out of contract, not exceeding $5,000;                                                                       
12   (4)  to give judgment without action upon the confession of the                                                      
13 defendant for any of the cases specified in this section, except for a penalty or                                       
14 forfeiture imposed by statute;                                                                                          
01   (5)  to give judgment of conviction upon a plea of guilty or no contest                                              
02 by the defendant in a criminal proceeding within the jurisdiction of the district court;                                
03   (6)  to hear, try, and enter judgments in all cases involving                                                        
04 misdemeanors that are not minor offenses [,] if the defendant consents in writing that                                  
05 the magistrate may try the case;                                                                                        
06   (7)  to hear, try, and enter judgments in all cases involving minor                                                  
07 offenses and violations of ordinances of political subdivisions;                                                        
08   (8)  for the extradition of fugitives as authorized under AS 12.70;                                                  
09   (9)  to provide post-conviction relief under the Alaska Rules of Criminal                                            
10 Procedure for any of the cases specified in (5), (6), or (7) of this section if the                                     
11 conviction occurred in the district court;                                                                            
12   (10)  for establishing the fact of death of any person in the manner                                                
13 prescribed in AS 09.55.020 - 09.55.060.